This book covers all elements of parties and the electoral process, including local, state, and national party organizations; American party history and party systems; state and local nominations; state and local elections; presidential nominations; and presidential elections. Separate chapters are devoted to the important subjects of the media in the electoral process and campaign finance. The role of political parties in representative democracy_and their contributions to it_are examined critically. This post-election update includes complete data from 2008 and an updated chapter on campaign finance.They are the party leaders, not necessarily in a formal sense, but the people who make the party go. ... As with so much in American politics, what one sees depends on where one looks. ... state legislator in some states but not others, mayor in some cities but not others (one can see the variations by locality at work )athan it is for offices that are seemingly less important. ... DELEGATES The most common means of nomination in American politics today is the direct primary election.
|Title||:||Parties and Elections in America|
|Author||:||Sandy L. Maisel, Mark D. Brewer|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2009-11-16|